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brought our focus of north dakota together to move in that direction. our challenge in washington is when the president says all of the of, he means nothing from below. 85% of our energy in america comes from coal, oil and gas. are gasoline prices have doubled over the last four years. you talk about tough times for the middle-class. in america couple of things have happened. the median income has gone from 54,000 to 50,000. the price of gas has gone up -- in health care and health insurance has gone up $2500. these are problems. we passed bipartisan bills to move energy forward but the regulatory environment and again i go back to harry reid who controls what is voted on in the senate, has said i hate oil. oil and coal are making us sick and they are harming america. my opponent says she is from north dakota and she is pledged her support to harry reid. heitkamp: as much as congressman berg would like harry reid to be standing up here don't think that's happening anytime soon so i would like to talk about my reg and who i am and what i have done. >> moderator: and i remind the audience t
with the the argument going in. that argument remains unsettled in washington today and that is the doubt i think you're picking up on your question. >> i'll make several comments. i'm working backwards on yours, you know, i look at it this way. the united states has the capability in this period in time, but secondly it's the united states that has taken the responsibility and step forward. i can't come to another country but to take that responsibility. david is the approaches in dealing with responsibility and more cost effective ways. having said that, i would argue there is going to be a big debate over this issue because there are many different ways of advanced team strategic interests. i flip to the first question on diplomacy development and defense. i think many of you know when certain members of congress here would get the question tears at a festival amount of foreign aid we give abroad than the fact is that under some 1%. why mention that that hence the question that investment is a form of leadership and investment in stabilizing other areas and it does matter and does fit in the diplo
the "washington post" on november 13 and we will have a selection where we share some of the highlights and prints about today. a huge thank you to all of our listeners. we continue the conversation and we thank you. cybersecurity 2012. a huge thank you to the audience at the "washington post." [applause] >> we have made incredible progress in the last several years. we have balanced budgets during all those years and we have become the fiscal entity of the country and now we have the largest budget surplus that we have ever had in our history. making it possible for us to strengthen our budget reserves, and i believe we can cut taxes. john, you just said we pay for things in indiana. okay, but when you were speaker speaker of the house, for five of the six years, indiana ran deficits. when mitch daniels caiman is a couple of years later on budgets that you helped to write, indiana was a 700 million-dollar state in debt, and had a deficit of $820 million. facts are stubborn things. i would just like to know for my colleagues how we are going to make sure we can preserve the fiscal integ
of acceptable discussion. it's only in official in washington that this has not been, you know, accepted, and, by the way, i hate to pick the liberals down one more time, but i have never, in my life, heard legalization of drugs talk about in a presidential debate until the first republican primary debit, end of last year or this year, and they got a big round of applause. they did not get through it off the stage. they got laughed at by mitt romney and the rest of them, but you take out the little, what we call in marxist theory, the super structure of the party apparatus, and everybody takes it seriously. maybe the guys will contradict me. >> i prefer taxes on consumption opposed to an investment or anything that creates additional income. i'm not a fan of the drug war so i don't object to it. i'm skeptical of marijuana legalization as a grand deficit reduction strategy. i have to see numbers suggesting it would bring in the types of revenue that we're really talking about, and politically, it will be a very difficult thing to do so i'm not sure -- i'm in favor of it, but i'm not sure it's
. thank you, jamal for the introduction. again, i'm jonathan capehart, opinion brighter at the washington post an msnbc contributor. they've set the stage for why we are here this morning, so i'm not going to keep talking. i'm just going to get started. you have heard from marc morial. next is joel packer, noted authority in federal education policy. to his left is dr. michael fauntroy at george mason university where he teaches urban policy comes civil rights policy and american government and we have just heard from janet murguia from national council of the bras. with that, mr. packer, to make is yours. >> first, thank you for the introduction and mark and chanel for others for having me on the piano with my colleagues here. so a couple of good things about the raising group in case you don't know. the briefing groups and government affairs, public affairs firm with 42 folks on our staff. overall majority of clients or progressive nonprofit organizations. firms really committed to advancing the ideals and missions of the whole broad range of the progressive community. personally i do e
is the president. leadership begins in washington with the president. he needs to take some risks. if he doesn't agitate his base, and quite frankly, it baynard is not agitate his base, they are not going to get a deal that will make a difference in the future economy of this country. we are in a mess. he is in a position like a lot of previous presidents. he's got to be thinking, am i going to leave a disastrous legacy in the hands of our grandchildren? or am i going to step up and lead? i used to get criticized because i was a deal maker. i talked to people like joe lieberman, we would find a way to get things done. you have to give a little to get a little. doesn't wind up getting you in trouble? oh, yes. but after all, that is what this is all about. the president has said himself, and i quoted him in an article that may run in the "washington post" tomorrow, he says america deserves better. it begins with him. mcconnell has to be engaged. harry reid has to be engaged. we are at a profit this year. maybe it is the fiscal cliff. but we have to act on a lot of really serious things and we ha
for us and also for our friends in washington to say yes, we will do it. but they say fine, if you bring them to the table, okay. and then they ask us what we need to do in the u.s. to include them in the process. of course, there were some pushback on that front. the role that pakistan has created has not been constructive overall. the outcome is what the consolation means. we have not on the promises of this. so every time that we make some progress, it makes the other party nervous. so there has to be -- before we get to the other side, we have to do the same thing as other sides. on the issue of economic transition and dependency into the economy, none of them have been implemented. [inaudible] we don't see much progress. in the issue of transition and security responsibility to the afghans, there is [inaudible] and it makes limited use sustainable. just to end on a very short, and on what our distinguished panel had mentioned, i expect the issue of not having evidence on one modern being part of this. [inaudible] even though we have this in afghanistan, the pakistanis could [inaudib
. we are proud of the first real washington event, which was held in this very room five years ago. we probably would thought we would have 35, maybe 50 people. maybe a couple of leaders thrown in, people that we want to get our mission thrown out too. little did i know, the electorate in what seemed to be in relentless march to deny us one aspect of our fundamental civil rights. we have lots and lots of things to talk about tonight. here i am, introducing my friend the executive director, and to thank him for his contribution to what i hope is a glorious new era for the lgbt community. without brads vision and passion and talent, we could never have executed this. my dear friend who is on the council, rabble pick out his organizational chart and say how do i build a think tank to rival those of our foes and opponents. but how i do it in a real way and effectively? he is so passionate about real data. and also real legal principles. if we have real data, we've always conquer our foes. brad is passionate about that come in that has allowed the institute to be so successful in what they
, and basically the challenge i think is always the amount of bandwidth in washington. if you take issues for being important and being urgent, it seems that the u gent always beats out the important. so maybe dating back to a few years before when ambassador lord had the position, i think everyone understand east asia definitely important. but i was getting constantly trump bid the fact that, you know, we had a double header going in afghanistan and iraq, and quite understandably we had president who will be to be immersed in the issues. and often and one of the challenges was that often when they look to another part of the world like east asia, it was in terms behalf those countries in east asia mean to the central challenge which was waging the war on terrorism or dealing with the wars. and yet, you know, if you go to a country like indonesia, you know, this is a country that you put on a map, it goes from california to bermuda. it is huge. enormous population. and to reduce indonesia only to a bit player and be a role issue on the global war on terrorism department sit too well in in
and washington, we also have in massachusetts and the new announcements and our island and maine the legislators and those of us in the jurisdiction to get the question of decriminalization of marijuana for recreational use. so, the question of the day i think is what lessons can we draw from provision for today's? >> the first 1i think we all know prohibition was a terrible failure. despite the best we have to remind ourselves the good reasons. it was a very drunken country. the efforts didn't succeed. every society were no one could see that because if there is part of the world that wants something and another part wants to try at it will be provided and that is the case with prohibition and we've seen that with marijuana and the change in the law particularly by the popular vote now a reflection of the knowledge. but there is a second reason. one of the very clear parallels between the u.s. today and a the u.s. in the early 30's leading up to the prohibition was the desperate need. it was really the depression that ended prohibition as much as anything else because suddenly that 25% unemploy
to do and how there is a need for that. >> tomorrow in "washington journal", julie rudner discusses the health care a lot of potential hurdles in state courts. >> amtrak's inspector general said that by improving its invoice process, amtrak has discovered $20 million of overpayment rate the comments came during a hearing on amtrak's reorganization plan. this is a little less than two hours. >> washington worked its way up, and then he went to harvard law school. and then one of his brothers immigrated out west illinois to galena, illinois. he arrived after about a month's journey by ship and stagecoach and trained. and he arrived on steamboat in the smutty mining town. they established a law practice in a log cabin. he became a very successful lawyer in galen. he ran for congress for four terms. then he befriended abraham lincoln, obviously from illinois. and then ulysses s. grant, also from galen. as they were on the rise, washburn was a close colleague during the civil war. and after grant was elected president, he initially appointed washington the secretary of state, and at that
at washington. what will the new president of the united states, what would be the president in the second term do about any of what he promised to do so let's look at the three obama promises. the first promise was in his first term when he said he will find a solution for the palestinian-israeli issue, and, unfortunately, we know what happened over the four years. that has not been that. it's an unfulfilled promise at best. some see it as a failed promise. the second promise the president of the united states had, unprecedented as it is, when he said the united states would never allow iran to be a nuclear power. now, this is unprecedented whether right or wrong, but it's something that was done not only during the elections, but a statement made by the president more than once, and i think it was in connection of promises made also to the israeli prime minister. how, will president obama fulfill the promise? wiggle out of it? absolutely implement it whether it's militarily or through containment policy, and what are they doing from my point of view, one of the reasons or a fascinating part a
conditions of declining public order. >> i guess there's a tradition in washington d.c. whenever one is asked about making a position come you make one of those predictions. the next 18 months are critical, something along those lines. going to do something very similar. >> that won't won't do it on the sunday morning talk show. >> what i'm going to say here as i think one thing our discussion has alluded to is between the presidency and egypt in a variety of bureaucratic entries. not just the military, but the deep state is going to be very critical. the question of whether he will call a will be extremely important. it's not just the question of that compensation we been waiting for between the president and the various bureaucratic powers, the president, particularly the military and security service. we also look at the relationship between the president and the ear of the muslim brotherhood. is there enough sufficient room for tension between the two sides in such an irreverent end up in a presidency can emerge clicks if that actually happens someday, that sort of the new ballgame in the
-and-a. >> coming up on c-span2, the washington institute looks at the impact of the elections on middle east policy. >>> c-span programming is good because they cover both sides of the issues, and the moderators do a good job of staying detached, not offering their opinions, but saying, hey, what's your opinion? very comprehensive about covering the different, both the house and senate and different other woodrow wilson center and other public affair centers here in ck that i wouldn't normally be exposed to. >> jeff wright watches c-span on comcast, c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979 brought to you as a public service by your cable television provider. >> next, former obama adviser, dennis ross and former george w. bush adviser, james jeffrey, discuss challenges facing president obama in his second term in the middle east. they look at unrest in syria and concerns about egypt's new government. this is an hour and 30 minutes. [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon. good afternoon, and welcome to the washington institute. i'm rob sadloff and delighted to see you here today. i t
. >> families list within washington politics, it is an incredibly powerful force. at some point they were the largest organization. i don't know if that's still true, in the day of the super pacs, they are not the largest anybody. so emily's list is an organization that supports democratic pro-choice women for all kinds of offices around the country. they are very powerful and have been working really hard for a long time to get more women effect did. other celebration about the creator of the woman, sometimes you want to say this is terrific progress in other times you say wow, 20%. but it's very, very work getting women elected. so i cited emily's list because they're the biggest. but there's grass-roots organizations, places like the white house project to go around trading at women, which is one of the biggest problems in terms of electing women. you know, organizations like sam bennett wins that campaign for him. all kinds of organizations support getting women into politics. >> and the same thing is true for. we have the victory fun working for a long time. our key tap that is simp
. >> thank you very much. >> the fourth annual washington ideas form is happening this week. topics include plastic selection of what to expect if president obama prepares for his second term. next, we are from massachusetts congressman, barney frank of the house financial services ranking member. from the museum, this is 20 minutes. >> congressman barney frank in his last term as congressman and enter by sorkin, do they too failed and the dealbreaker column in "the new york times" and on cnbc -- what is there? i watch it every day. and we have half of doctrine care. >> thank you and thank you for being here. there's about a hundred things for us to talk about them it is a very short amount of time. i want to get into issues related to wall street, but given the watercooler conversation seems to always be a blast from the 72 hours, jenna petraeus and this -- the real housewives of alabama. under the floor to tell us your thoughts. >> having for a long time argued that my sex life with some of the public's business, i extend the same courtesy to general petraeus and to general alan the notio
for those in the military. this morning on the segment of the "washington journal" 202-58-5383 883 and on that line with the air force is william from detroit michigan and independent. thanks for joining us. >> caller: thank you and good morning to both of you. it's a great impact testing conversation. i want to ask for your contact because you make a very, very good point there. i have a background in economics and i'm an economist but i have noticed an activity between the emphasis on asia with this most recent trip. i have been the big advocate for a new africa policy with america. if you look at the chinese and the saudi's in africa right now, they are buying land. they are buying other natural resources and i think american foreign policymakers are making a big huge mistake in overlooking africa, west africa, south africa and central, e. staff are kept. we could really change that continent as well. we are trying to make inroads in the south as you said in that new world and i to agree its people-to-people. i would like to see the chinese and the americans consider -- [inaudib
workers to grow the economy. he was at the washington ideas forum for 45 minutes. >> thank you very much. we have a writer who very occasionally writes for us. he's a public intellectual and map named bernard -- bhl as he's known, a moral and political philosopher, and he's a bit of a public celebrity so he's a man deep into his 50s, has shoulder length jet black hair, his signature look is he keeps his shirt unbuttenned all the way down to the belt, and he's a big personality. the argument about him in france is that he's equal parts vanity' for every part scholarship so a self-evidently envious political philosopher in france said define bhl's political philosophy as god is dead, but my hair is perfect. [laughter] so i've reserved a little piece of vanity for myers here. across the whole program, i just wanted to do one thing which is to introduce bill gates. walter isakson, my colleague in doing this work, did a story in 1997 about bill gates. here's how it ochedded. bill's parents decided he needed counseling. he was at war with his mother, mary, outgoing woman, who harbored the beli
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